DAIMLER BUSES JOINING CLEVERSHUTTLE ON-DEMAND MOBILITY
EvoBus GmbH has become a strategic investor with a minority stake in the Berlin-based CleverShuttle mobility service, a cooperation in the development of innovative solutions for "on-demand services" for transport associations and companies. Software optimally adjusts the offer from transport associations and companies to customer requirements
Using the CleverShuttle software platform, traffic associations and companies offer innovative solutions in order to be able to optimally adapt their mobility offers to customer requirements at any time. The new on-demand software is based on the tried-and-tested technology from CleverShuttle and can be integrated into existing regular service routes. This collaboration leads to transport offerings which are more suited to requirements and which, at the same time, are more economical.
CleverShuttle holds a pioneering role in Germany in the field of "on-demand mobility": since the beginning of 2016, the company has been running a car-sharing service based on the use of electrically-powered passenger cars and was thus already able to gather experience in efficient pooling and route optimisation.
Daimler Buses aspires to play an active part in shaping the future of mobility and not merely by means of new vehicles, but also by new service offerings. To this end, since 2016, Daimler Buses has had a specialist Mobility Solutions department in place as a sort of "think tank" for all future-relevant topics. The further development of existing business models is every bit as much a part of the bus business as the development of completely new concepts. A decisive aspect for the success of Mobility Solutions is working on the topics in collaboration with partners and customers – this is the only way of finding suitable solutions which offer the utmost level of usefulness to customers.
Together with CleverShuttle Daimler Bus is going to test the new services already this year as part of an initial pilot phase in a german city. Daimler AG's development into a mobility service provider is also making progress in other areas of the Group. Alongside Daimler Buses, moovel also operates as an integrative mobility service provider for transport companies, with the moovel apps offering customer and user-oriented solutions.